Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ice Storm Outfit and a Blazer Becomes a Vest
This is what I wore to run into the Big City on Sunday. We decided to go in spite of the ice storm that was due later in the afternoon. It came in early, and was colder and wetter than we thought, and we made it home just before the worst hit. I wore a total of four layers (not counting unders) and was glad I did. After a mild teaser for spring, we're back to some serious blasts of late winter.
( I look like Carrot Top's Granny in these because of a color adjust fail with the very cold north light. Way cooler than usual! Just trying to get a little flesh color into my hands and face! Nope, haven't changed my hair color to "OMG ! Orange".
Just look at the clothes, okay? )
I haven't worn the camel colored wool coat as it feels a little dull this year, but I was happy the way it worked with the rest of the pieces. I was happier still that is was perfectly warm and fairly light.
The sleeveless blazer vest is a make-over of a too large but good quality blazer I had languishing in the closet. It had survived a purge because I wanted to see if I could re-make the piece by removing the sleeves. I cut the armholes deeper to fit my shoulders and I used the fabric from the removed sleeve for new facings. I'm very pleased with the fit, and although it could be a bit slimmer, it works well with the sweater and tank underneath. It also works well buttoned with a belt.
A day later than usual, I'm linking up with the Ever Thoughtful Seeker at Tres Chic Style Bits . Come visit at her always interesting site!